urban myth
noun see urban legend

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • urban myth — urban legend or urban myth noun A story or anecdote of modern life, often untrue or apocryphal • • • Main Entry: ↑urban * * * urban myth UK US noun [countable] [singular urban myth …   Useful english dictionary

  • urban myth — urban myths also urban legend N COUNT An urban myth is a strange or surprising story which many people believe is true, but which is not actually true …   English dictionary

  • urban myth — urban legend n a story about an unusual event which happened recently that a lot of people believe although it is probably not true …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • urban myth — (also chiefly N. Amer. urban legend) ► NOUN ▪ an entertaining story or piece of information of uncertain origin that is circulated as though true …   English terms dictionary

  • urban myth — noun count an imaginary story about modern life that many people believe really happened …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Urban Myth — Moderne Sagen (engl. urban legends, urban myths), auch Großstadtlegenden, moderne Mythen, Wandermärchen oder sagen, verwandt mit Ammenmärchen und Schauermärchen, sind mehr oder weniger skurrile Anekdoten, die meist mündlich, inzwischen häufig… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • urban myth — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms urban myth : singular urban myth plural urban myths an imaginary story about modern life that many people believe really happened …   English dictionary

  • urban myth — noun A widely circulated story, often believed to be true by the teller, but usually distorted, exaggerated or fabricated for sensational effect, and often having elements of humour or horror. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • urban myth — /ɜbən ˈmɪθ/ (say erbuhn mith) noun a fictional anecdote or story which is circulated orally through an urban community and gains widespread credence, such as the belief that there are alligators in the sewers of New York. Also, urban legend …   Australian English dictionary

  • urban myth — (also N. Amer. urban legend) noun an entertaining story or piece of information of uncertain origin that is circulated as though true …   English new terms dictionary

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